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November 06, 2015
Contact: Kris Thorson, (360) 902-8410

WDFW offering field to table turkey clinic and hunt

SPOKANE—The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will offer a two-part turkey clinic, with tips and techniques covering the entire process from turkey call to dinner bell.

The classroom portion of the clinic will teach participants how to hunt, field dress and prepare turkeys for the table. It will be held at WDFW’s Spokane Regional Office at 2315 North Discovery Place, Spokane Valley on Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to noon. 

The hands-on portion of the class will take place that afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Spokane Gun Club located at 19615 E. Sprague, in Greenacres. Participants in the afternoon session will learn to pattern shotguns and will review firearm choices and tactics for turkey hunting.

“This clinic is designed for beginning turkey hunters who would like to learn how to provide a wild turkey for Thanksgiving dinner,” said David Whipple, hunter education division manager.  “The fall turkey season presents a wonderful opportunity.”

Participants who complete the class will be invited to participate in a special hunt that will take place on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Those participating in the hunt will need to have a small game license and valid, un-notched turkey transport tag. Additional details on hunt opportunities and locations will be provided during the clinic.

Reservations are required to participate. Twenty-five spots are available.

To register or to learn more about the event, contact Kris Thorson at Kristopher.thorson@dfw.wa.gov or (360) 902-8410.

WDFW is also planning future clinics focused on other species, said Whipple.